Hydrolagus africanus

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Hydrolagus africanus


Taxonavigation: Chimaeroidei 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Classis: Chondrichthyes
Subclassis: Holocephali
Ordo: Chimaeriformes
Subordo: Chimaeroidei

Familia: Chimaeridae
Genus: Hydrolagus
Species: Hydrolagus africanus



Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922)

  • Syntypes: (several) whereabouts unknown.

Type locality: Off coast of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean, Pickle station 156, depth 324 fathoms.

Etymology: –anus, belonging to: Africa, known only from off the coasts of Natal and Kenya. From The ETYFish Project.





Western Indian Ocean: Kenya, Mozambique, and S. Africa


  • Gilchrist, J.D.F. 1922. Deep-sea fishes procured by the S.S. "Pickle" (Part I). Report Fisheries and Marine Biological Survey, Union of South Africa, Rep. 2 (3): 41–79, Pls. 7-12. Reference page
  • Walovich, K.A., Ebert, D.A., Long, D.J. & Didier, D.A. 2015. Redescription of Hydrolagus africanus (Gilchrist, 1922) (Chimaeriformes: Chimaeridae), with a review of southern African chimaeroids and a key to their identification. African Journal of Marine Science 37(2): 157–165. Reference page